Can you resign Cruz but tell Nicks to play out his deal?
Its obvious both these guys are underpaid.</P>
But can you give one a raise and tell the other to play out his contract?</P>
I don't know what kind of incentives Cruz had in his deal, but i think it was over a mill a season.</P>
Nicks deal is an average of 2.5 a year i think (signed until 2014).</P>
Neither one of these guys will sign for less than $5 a season, so a new deal is big for both of them.</P>
I wonder how careful we should be in potentially telling one guy he's getting a huge raise, while telling the other, you'll have to risk injury and other factors before you get another big payday.</P>
Re: Can you resign Cruz but tell Nicks to play out his deal?
why would you give either one of them a new contract right now?
Let them both play out their deals.
Cruz will be a RFA at the end of next season, so he could just be tagged.
Nicks can be given an extension near the end of next season.